Over and over again I hear the famous line “muscle weighs more than fat”. This is not entirely true. A pound is a pound. If I gave you 1 pound of popcorn and 1 pound of grapes, put both on the scale and guess what, they will weigh 1 pound each but you will have a lot more popcorn than grapes.
Here’s where we get confused… Muscle is more dense than fat which means muscle takes up less space than fat.
Have you ever lost inches yet stayed the same weight on the scale? Maybe even went up a pound or two? This is why. Let’s say you lost 5 pounds of fat BUT you gained 5 pounds of muscle, the scale is going to stay the same weight however, you’re going to be slimmer and your clothes are going to be looser. The 5 pounds of fat and 5 pounds of muscle weigh the same exact weight, one just takes up less room than the other.
So folks, 2 great lessons are to be learned from this post… 1.) stop saying fat weighs more than muscle 2.) stop trusting the scale and start trusting your clothes and the tape measure!